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Wed Dec 24

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:03 AM

Re: Berkshire Hathaway & Social Responsibility

Thanks fatcat.

I'm +1 this because I think it is a fact of corporate life to participate in things like this. Even if I am personally a little put off and even skeptical of the true importance of sustainability. A company, in addition to [more]

Sat Dec 20

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:55 AM

Re: Poll: OT: Tesla Motors...

Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla) is incredible! He has had more success creating a new car company than anybody else has probably since Honda. He does this all while also having created the most successful private rocket launch company.

The car is [more]

Thu Dec 18

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:11 PM

Re: Donate Berkshire Leap Options

I would suggest selling the options and just donating the proceeds to the charity.

This is a BAD IDEA, don't do it.

If you sell appreciated options you will need to pay income tax on the gain. In addition, if you then [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:02 AM

Re: OT: Mining Companies

Total underground petroleum is going down steadily, I think we can all agree.

First off, yes, we are removing underground petroleum much faster than it can possibly be replenishing.

Mungo, your characterization of an [more]

Mon Dec 15

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RaplhCramden replied to the Gwen's Pub board. 3:15 AM

Re: At The Bar: Self Driving Cars

I think fleets will adopt early. Imagine the savings for long-haul companies not requiring a presence in the vehicle at all. Not only do they save salaries and fuel costs, they save on delivery times as well as computers wouldn't require the same [more]

Sat Dec 13

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RaplhCramden replied to the Improve the Fool board. 5:28 AM

Re: Deleted Message - Need More details

I don't understand or agree with this attitude (which seems to be shared by many here on TMF). I've heard people say they want to leave offensive posts standing, for all to see, so you know who the jackasses are.

Almost certainly, [more]

Fri Dec 12

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:18 PM

Re: OT: CBI

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/interesting-cbi-put-and-call-o...

Jan 2015 options both call and put are overpriced according to link [more]

Thu Dec 11

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 3:06 AM

Re: This horrible thing flashed in my head

I will be singing that in search of francophones.

Tue Dec 9

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:50 PM

Re: Wow.

Very exciting. My recent BRK.B winnings are only half-eaten by my recent CBI and LUK losings.

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Wed Dec 3

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:10 PM

Re: Warren and diversification

Diversification is protection against ignorance, it makes little sense for those who know what they’re doing.”

he says people who know what they're doing shouldn't be diversified, while he (who knows what he's doing) is as [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:51 PM

Re: Warren and diversification

And yet Berkshire is about as diversified as you can get. Candy, wallboard, railroads, insurance, manufactured housing, kitchen gadgets, furniture store, shoes, newspapers, and so on...

What was that again, how diversification is for
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Sat Nov 29

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RaplhCramden replied to the Gwen's Pub board. 12:19 PM

Re: Immigration

My thoughts/feelings on Doc's three points:

My emphasis remainson these three points...

- rate of immigration must be equal to or less than the rate of assimilation


A quick google suggests something like 2 million [more]

Thu Nov 27

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RaplhCramden replied to the Gwen's Pub board. 2:32 PM

Re: Immigration

As I contemplate immigration, today I think of the Pilgrim's in Massachusetts and wish you a happy thanksgiving.

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Tue Nov 25

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RaplhCramden replied to the Gwen's Pub board. 3:42 PM

Re: Immigration

According to the economist: http://www.economist.com/news/business/21576101-start-ups-fo...

* Some 40% [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 10:39 AM

Re: An Open Letter

Today, I actually sat down and typed out seven pages of all my supplements, including information cut and pasted from medical websites on several of the herbs that I take.

Are some of those herbs and supplements what might be [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 10:36 AM

Re: great signage

The sign on the bridge out of New York City which is most distance from the center of the city is "Outerbridge Crossing." It is named after Eugenius H. Outerbridge.

The US Supreme Court case that ended laws against humans of [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 10:31 AM

Re: great signage

I recently came across "Rough Draft" beer. I wondered how it could have taken so long before that great name was snapped up.

Mon Nov 24

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:01 AM

Re: 15 year anniversary

Funny to realize, my initial investment in BRK was also about 15 years ago in 2000 or so. I held a lot of options in the stock of my employer, a tech company, and my buddy JoeJoeBubbaJr convinced me to let him invest half of it in non-tech stocks in [more]

Fri Nov 21

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:07 PM

Re: Behold the "Mirai" (Future)

Well, in WW-II, a big air force target in Germany and Japan were bearing factories, because without bearings, nothing much would move. And bearings must be libricated. Most lubricants are petroleum-based, and the silicones need methyl groups in [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:09 AM

Re: Will Elon Musk save Buffalo?

Hmmm, maybe they can perk the place up by changing the name spelling from Buffalo
to Beau Fleuve (beautiful river), often alleged to be the original name.
(well, the original name of the river for which the town was
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